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in washington, d.c. and an example of a dysfunctional process. that threatens our economy and millions of people across our economy. pete: is stalemate in washington stifling the economic recovery? joining us this thanksgiving week, peter baker of "the new york times." molly ball of "the atlantic." and jim tankersly of "national journal." >> award winning reporting and analysis. covering history as it happens. from our nationas capital, this is "washington week with gwen ifill." produced in association with "national journal." corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we know why we're here. to chart a greener path in the air and in our factories. to find cleaner, more efficient ways to power flight. >> and harness our technology for new energy solutions. >> around the globe the people of boeing are working together. to build a better tomorrow. >> that's why we're here. >> this rock has never stood still. since 1875, we've been there for our clients through good times and bad. when their needs changed, we were there to meet them. through the years, from insurance to investment
's entire economy. we can't afford it and we can't afford to leave it intact. so try as they might, remember the last congress republicans passed a lot of bills out of the house of representatives that tore apart obama care. as even the president calls it now. they didn't go anywhere in the senate and meanwhile, alex, after the thanksgiving break, the principles are expected to get back together to begin negotiating in earnest. as you're right the clock is ticking. just a little bit more than one month to go before the nation heads over that fiscal cliff. al alex? >> 38 days and counting. thanks so much. let's go from the white house to the middle east now. palestinians and israelis are keeping a cease-fire alive. but many call the truce extremely fragile. an attempted border breach threatened the calm yesterday. israeli forces shot and killed a palestinian man. he was one of hundreds testing israeli security at the border. nbc's martin fletcher is live for us in tel aviv. good saturday morning to you, martin. can this shooting jeopardize the cease-fire? and then when does the next phase beg
spain to take the bailout, but of course many things can go wrong including the economy could be even worse than what we just discussed. in that case i think spain would ultimately have to apply. but i don't think they'll do that over the coming weeks. >> all right, ricardo, good to talk to you. thanks for that. don't forget, of course, if you have any thoughts, questions, comments, e-mail us at cnbc.com. it's thanksgiving to u.s. markets, so they're closed, so that means we have a special three hour show for european and asian viewers today. still to come, india's parliament has opened its winter's session for what could be a tough first day back to business for the prime minister. we'll find out what opposition he faces from our correspondent in mumbai. we'll also find out why asian casinos are putting their chips on the table despite slow economic growth in the region. and obama saves cobbler, but many of his turkey friends will end up on the table today. we evaluate the cost of a thanksgiving dinner with a soft commodities expert. all of that and lent more coming up over the cours
that a couple of years ago -- it harms the economy. we're trying to help the economy. unless i'm convinced raising tax rates will be beneficial, obviously i think there's reason and grounds for my position. i also believe that we can and must get an agreement, otherwise i think first of all the markets are going to start reacting. >> chris: we'll talk about that in the next segment. finally the g.o.p. republicans had a rough night on election night. let's look at the breakdown of the numbers. you lost unmarried women by 36 points. hispanics by 44 points. young people by 23 points. does your party need to change, especially in its outreach to those groups on social issues like same-sex marriage and immigration reform? >> we have to have a bigger tent. no doubt about it. obviously we have to do immigration reform. there's no doubt whatsoever that the demographics are not on our side and we have to give a much more positive agenda. it can't be just being against the democrats and against harry reid and against obama. you have to be for things. we have to give them the contract with america th
all of those. but is black friday still good for our economy? does it help? does it create jobs? will it help the obama administration, recession and the unemployment levels, as easy as it is to talk about the ugly aspects of it, what are the positive aspects if any. shop at local small businesses on friday. why not think about buying american-made products and think about keeping your money in your community by buying locally? we'll get to all of that governor eliot spitzer will be l kaing in host of "viewpoint" here on current tv. likewise, film critic allison bails who i'm a big fan of, and she'll be talking about what are some good films that smart politically progressive minded people can go see, and what are some good movies you can take your family to see or escape from your family with. and scott backman will be on. >> i can't wait for that. >> john: yesterday we had dean on, and they do a show together. and scott takes the position where he is very pro israel but not a huge fan of their government. anthony popus will be calling in, and is wal-mart as
. an executive who's advising the president gives us a plan for fixing the economy when we come back. in stuffing and more, the secret is swanson. i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better. and that means...fish on! symbicort is for copd including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking it. with copd, i thought i'd miss our family tradition. now symbicort significantly improves my lung function, starting within 5 minutes. and that makes a difference in my breathing. today, we're ready for whatever swims our way. ask your doctor about symbicort. i got
line, if you're a retail giant and just trying to get the most you can in a tough economy, do you see why they want to get out there and just get a jump-start and open up tonight? >> i definitely do, especially in the economic times understand why they would open. however, they are claiming to have consulting every employee's work schedule and requests but i can guarantee that not every single employee was personally consulted as to whether they wanted to work thanksgiving or black friday. target also flat-out ignored availability. for example, my fellow coworker never works fridays due to previous childcare arrangements with her daughter and she is scheduled to work black friday anyway. >> clearly it is not making people happy, but i thank you for coming in to share your thoughts. happy thanksgiving. >>> coming up, if congress can't get a deal done, how will it impact your pocketbook in the new year? >>> plus, how victims of hurricane sandy won't be forgotten this holiday. i had enough of feeling embarrassed about my skin. [ designer ] enough of just covering up my moderate to severe
travel is still popular even though the economy is sluggish. in terms of the tickets themselves yes they are up from earlier this month. if you're afraid of the big jumps we are still a holiday away from that. have a listen. >> over thanksgiving prices were relatively flat compared to thanksgiving 2011. where we do see a little bit of a jump is when we get to christmas. we see airfare prices 8% higher than we saw last christmas. >> maybe it's a big headache for folks that are traveling today is the number of canceled and delayed flights because of fog in the chicago area. it really impaired midway and owe hair. it's a domino system. a lot of the regional flights, everything you see up here in yellow is at least delayed. a lot of the canceled flights are from the midwest, springfield, missouri, and other points in the midwest. make sure you check with your airline if you're traveling today. heather: that is a lot of yellow on the screen. folks were waiving to you in the line, they didn't look some aggravated. hatch of the thanksgiving travelers will go by car instead. what is the imp
and it is going to take all of us working together because it would damage this economy if we have this kind of huge tax increase. but our democratic colleagues, all they want to talk about is, more taxes, more taxes, more revenue. they will not telling us where the money is going? they're not assuring that the money will be used to pay down the debt like it is suggested. so we need to see those numbers, what they planned, before any discussion is appropriate it seems to me. martha: you know, i mean, does take it from both sides. if you look at the republican side, basically they want to see cuts in spending and real entitlement reform and perhaps revenue that comes from the relief of some loopholes that are out there so that, bob corker i know has suggested maybe there be a $50,000 cap on the amount of deductions you can take in your taxes. republicans want to get there that way, not by raising any rates, correct? does that stand steady, that thought? >> i think that's a lot, where a lot of our members are. if you can simplify the tax code. make it more flat, more like a flat tax. eliminate
of the u.s. economy. james has the latest on the planned walmart workers strike but, first, live from chicago. steve, hour the so-called brick and mortar stores versus online retailers? >>reporter: the overall retail picture looks like this, the national federations of retailers believes there will be a 4 percent increase in holiday spending this year over last year. in terms of the brick and mortar physical stores there was a movement away from some of the these just because of the size of the crowds. some folks cannot go out and battle the crowds but we have seen a return of folks who swore off the early bird shopping. >> i was going to go online and do my shopping from there but it worked out. >>reporter: there are a lot of folks that do online shopping and that is growing. one estimate is in holiday online shopping will be up 17 percent and 4 percent overall. >>gregg: the people working the stores. any trouble finding or keeping workers there? >>reporter: they have to go weeks and months to get folks prepared. we stopped in with a target in chicago area and they have worked on hav
a lot of money in aid, $3 billion a year from the united states and he has a very fragile economy. but i'd like to go back to president obama. and he is getting praise from critics even on the right who saw that his first administration, he himself said that in order to be able to influence israel, that the united states needed to create daylight with israel. well, now it appears that he has reversed that position and his position now is that the united states needs to back israel, and as he said over and over and over, israel has a right to defend itself. >> so israel has elections coming up in january. maria, how do you think this is all going to play out in that election? >> i think that this incident, again, like i said in my first answer to you, netanyahu comes out looking very, very strong. and in fact, his opponent, who was as i understand going to announce a run against netanyahu before all of this started, has now backed down, and now it might be too late for him to announce anything, for anyone to announce rung against netanyahu, and he certainly has been strengthened. he showe
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the economy in gaza as well. gregg: general jack keane who advised hillary clinton, thanks very much. >> happy thanksgiving, gregg. gregg: you too, sir. ainsley: thanks, greging. we're now getting new reaction from jesse jackson jr. stepping down. we will have all those details. gregg: and workers protesting at the los angeles international airport. the busiest travel day of the year, why the unions are now choosing this time to flex its muscle. >> happy thanksgiving, i love you, happy new year, and i'll be home soon. god bless. go, big red. gregg: developing right now in "america's newsroom," the bbc getting a new boss, tapping tony hall to head the british television network. he is the current chief executive of the royal opera house. >>> former french president nicolas sarkozy heads to court answering questions about suspicions he illegally accepted donations from france's richest woman to fund his 2007 election. he denies the allegations. >>> and the national park service says the statue of liberty, ellis island, both will not reopen to visit thers year. those sites have been closed for cl
the economy toppling back into recession. >> everyone i've had on this program, all the members of congress, have said to me, joanne, we have to get this done, of course it's going to get done. but we should remember it was a year ago today the grand bargain failed. so what's it going to take? >> you know, i think it might take the new congress being seated. i mean, if you think about it, you still have a lame duck congress so, while the election may have changed the atmosphere and sort of the story line for the members, the actual people themselves are still there. so they've not changed their ideologies at all. i think that the problem is that you have john boehner, president and mitch mcconnell negotiating with the exact same congress that they had when they couldn't make a deal the last time. so i think until the personnel change, i'm not sure you can get a deal. >> and juan kessler, the fact checker for "the washington post," has reported that, you know, you have to come from, like, some point point. you have to have a negotiating point to start with. he said democrats and republicans
people are flying. another reason is because of the economy, some people are saying i'm going to hold off in terms of booking a flight especially because fares are not dropping. because there's limited capacity. the airlines have been able to hold fares at a fairly consistent level. they are down according to aa compared to last year. still, you won't find too many bargains unless you're looking for last minute deals to nontraditional places. one other thing, guys, as we take a look at rental car stocks, you've heard a lot of stories over the last couple of days. it's true. if you were looking to rent a car in the northeastern united states, which some people do during the holiday weekend, good luck because most of them are already spoken for. this is the carryover effect from superstorm sandy. so many cars were damaged, destroyed during the storm. as a result, rental cars have been tight for some time in the northeastern united states. and that's the case this weekend. a lot of people, believe it or not, guys, they do like to rent a car in order to make the trip of 300 or 400 miles. this
." >> a new holiday spending bonanza. americans are feeling more confident about our economy. will lead to the great of growth, and what could set us back? >> also, an arrest in a string of murders in new york city connected to one gunman. what we are learning about the man that police in new york city say was poised to strike again. and a large bird crashes through the cockpit plane of this airport. details of the scare in the air for the pilot and passengers. it's all "happening now." >> but first, the cease-fire truce may be fragile, but it appeals to be holding. i am heather childers in for jenna lee. >> and i am rick scott in for jon scott. with egypt's president mohammed morsi, it is a big test for the new leader. steve harrigan is live in cairo. some are saying that mohammed morsi is the real winner here. you have all sides facing the same person. americans giving him high marks for his mediation, even some israeli officials praising the president. as far as the mediation goes, there were some concerns about which direction he would say, a long-term member of the muslim brotherho
, but it would also compromise our economy. >> and, quickly, there's a lot of speculation about what type of deal, what the deal will actually look like, talks perhaps coming to an agreement to have a mechanism in place that would have sizable deficit reduction and have sizable entitlement reform in 2013, a little bit now, a lot later. do you think it's possible in the lame duck to do a big deal or get a blueprint in place by january 1st? >> well, my best guess is, and it's just a guess, is that we have a blueprint and that we do make some changes. but that a commitment is made, not something as extreme as the sequester but a commitment is made for tax reform and other reforms that take place in 2013, but that we do enough to get us through the end of the year. i don't think it will be a completely kicking the can down the road because we can't because as my good friend from vermont says, you know, everybody's taxes will go up. i can't see that happen. i really can't. >> representative karen bass from l.a. laker land, thanks so much for waking up early for us. happy thanksgiving. >> thanks for ha
on the ground? >> well, the israeli economic blockade is devastating to the gaza economy. the people in gaza, the palestinians in gaza are not able to export most of what they produce. whether agriculture or handy crafts or whatever. they can't get it out of the country. and so their own market and that's it. it has driven people into poverty. it has created about 56% of palestinians in gaza are food insecure. they're not starving to death. there's not a lot of -- malnutrition. it is not clear to me why the israeli -- that should be about bringing in weapons. to send out their goods. >> jennifer: so juan, you heard hussein's description of the challenge with hamas palestinian authority. what can be done at these peace talks or at the cease-fire talks to make sure that the palestinian authority is perhaps elevated or should they? >> well, it would be a good thing for the palestinians if they could bury the hatchet amongst themselves. i think the government of hosni mubarak and egypt connived at dividing them and th
combined. a whole different league, partly because of technologies, partly because the economy is doing so well. the reality, that is a very strong deterrent to the egyptians or to the turks to get involved. >> >>. >> fareed, what does this mean about iran? the power and involvement of iran? >> i think it shows their limits, bogged down with their ally syria. trying to do something about that. i doubt they were involved very much with this in the first place. they don't have much of a reach. this has always been the claim, through hezbollah and hamas, they had some special asymmetrical power. israel really dominates the region. if the israelis want to make peace -- palestinians want peace, they will make it on israeli terms right now. >> anne marie, do you agree with that? >> well, part. one thing i would note, one of the reasons that israel has such military predominance is also because of the tremendous support the obama administration has given israel on defense matters. have you heard ambassador oren refer to u.s. assistance on iron dome, and the obama administration has pointed out mu
because of technology, partly because the israeli economy is doing so well. that the reality is, that is a very strong deterrent to the egyptians or to the turks to get involved. >> well, fareed zakaria, what does this mean about iran, the power of iran in the region and the involvement of iran in the region? >> i think it shows the limits. the iranians are bogged down with their ally, syria, i doubt they were very much involved in this in the first place. but it shows you they don't have much of a reach. this has always been the claim that through hezbollah and hamas, that they had a sort of assymetrical power. if the palestinians want peace, they're going to have to make it on israeli terms, right now. >> and do you agree with that? >> well, in part, i mean, one thing i would note, one of the reasons israel has such military predominance is because of the support that president obama has given them on defense matters. you heard the ambassador, several times on the u.s. assistance on the iron dome. and the obama administration has pointed out multiple times that it has really g
of technology, partly because the israeli economy is doing so well. that the reality is, that is a very strong deterrent to the egyptians or to the turks to get involved. >> fareed, in your opinion, what does this mean about iran, about the power of iran in the region or involvement of iran in the region? >> i think it shows the limits. iranians are bogged down with their ally, syria. they're trying to do something about that. i doubt very much they were very involved in this in the first place. it shows you they don't have much of a reach. this has always been the claim that through hezbollah and hamas they had some special asymmetrical power. i think this reveals israel really dominates the region. if the israelis want to make peace with -- if the palestin n palestinians want peace they're going to have to make it on israeli terms right now. >> emory, do you agree with that? >> well, in part. i mean, one thing i would note, one of the reasons israel has such military predom innocence is also because of the tremendous support the obama administration has given israel on defense matters. you
hostage, but the economy as well. production can't continue as long as this uncertainty. >> alisyn: jonathan, they don't think that they are he' holding the american people hostage, they think they're standing on principle so when both sides think they are he' standing on principle, how are they ever going to meet in the middle by december 31st? >> well, and the president's standing on principle and standing on the wrong principle. he's standing on the principle that the rich have to pay for entitlement state. obama believes that the rich have to pay for his entitlement spending, the result of course is more redistribution, less wealth. less production and who will he blame when the time comes if the economy is weak? he'll blame the rich of course. yes, people are standing on principles and i think they are he' standing on the wrong principles, that's government spending and control creates wealth. we know it doesn't, but yet, that seems to be the direction at least many on the left want to bring us down. >> alisyn: let's say the worst happens and let's say that the fiscal cliff, w
with israel. he knows the importance of now building up the economy and society of egypt not having conflict on his borders, so i think we should give him the space and time to accomplish those things. >> mr. david winnig. >> i'm goingo try to justify rocket firing into israel, but does the foreign secretary also recognize that the way in which airstrikes, israeli airstrikes are caused so much civilian casualties in gaza that in some respects the killing of children, the burning to death of children mu be considered a war crime? and as far as the overall position is concerned, mr. speaker, isn't the truth of the matter that since the fate of israel was created in 1948, the israeli authorities -- even more so sincehe 1967 war -- have refused to recogni the legitimacy of the palestinian people for statehood, for a proper life in and that is really the real issue facing the international community at the moment. >> well, there have been failings on all sides, and i don't want to agree with everything the honorable gentleman just said. he's heard me at dispatch box before criticize the israeli a
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. the president promised transparency. the republicans promised certain wisdom when it comes to the economy. unfortunately, and it has not just been this term or last term. this has been going on for a number of years which i think speaks to why we need term limits. host: a few more of the poll results from gallup and "usa today." the dark blue is from 2008, the light blue is from 2012. bring troops home from afghanistan. improve conditions for minorities and the poor. improved education. keep the u.s. safe from terrorism. the quality of the environment. reduce unemployment dropped from 67% to 56%. improve the health care system dropped from 64% to 55%. to go over to the budget, substantially reduce the budget deficit. 42% thought the obama administration would be able to do that in 2008. avoid raising taxes. control illegal immigration. heal political divisions in this country. 54% thought so in 2008. bob in north carolina on are democrats' line. you are up next. caller: i just think it is going to be better coming up this next time because i believe obama it did need a second chance. i vo
on the economy. continuing to push off difficult policy choices will only prolong and intensify these uncertainties. >> he went on to say, if we do get a plan that solves the government budget issues without hurting the economic recovery, next year could be a good one. that is so many if it. >>> the investigation of the shooting at the sikh temple is concluded. the shooter, michael page, acted alone and did not happen. he had been linked to white supremacist groups, but the fbi found no evidence to conclude he had help or was acting under any directive from them. they also said the attack was not part of any ongoing threat to the sikh community. >>> defense secretary leon panetta talked about how the american fight against al qaeda is changing. he said that, yes, the united states has had a lot of success, but al qaeda has been adapting and trying to find new safe havens and to combat this, panetta says new campaigns will take place outside declared comb combat zones using a small footprint approach. he went on to say america will partner with foreign forces to learn how to comb
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? >> yeah. probably not the best thing for the economy but if you look at the workers they have valid complaints against walmart. i'm not a big fan of walmart in the way they have treated their employees. i really don't understand how the national labor relations board have a right to tell people they can't picket. you as a libertarian would be offended by that. >> i don't think governments should have anything to do with unions and vice versa? >> they have retaliation of people that have brought up issues having regular work schedules. >> how many people are being forced to work at walmart? i've had a job before and i've been fired. you don't have to work somewhere if you don't like it? >> they are allowed to protest. it's like a hospital. somebody can't buy their snuggie. >> people want to quit if they don't like it. not about walmar. this is about the labor unions trying to tap in, the democratic party trying to tap in one of the great untapped sources of wealth which is walmart employees? >> absolutely. remember. walmart has been a target of the left for so many years right now. t
.s. economy could certainly use a boost of holiday shopping. so what's the outlook? >> well, there are some good signs early. one of them comes from the national association of retailers. now, their projections tend to be pretty conservative. all the same. this organization believes that as far as retailers are concerned, it's going to be a pretty good 2012 holiday shopping season. we expect sales to rise 4% this year a little lower than last year. we really believe that consumers are feeling a lot more confident this year. now if you are looking for a segment to grow even faster than 4 hers projection try online already. ibm research signature it was up 17% on thanksgiving day. 20% already for this holiday shopping season, john? >> it turns out some of those black friday deals are not all they are cracked up to be. >> some of them, according to decide incorporated which part nerd up with a news corps fellow organization the "wall street journal" they took a look at some of these bargains and came to the same conclusion that shoppers came to that they are really deals. >> sometimes i think
economic growth, the economy has been very slow, too slow, and we need to do better. if we grow at 4% a year instead of 2% a year for one decade, the federal government would get $5 trillion more. that would pay down the entire debt that obama racked up in the first term, that's the way to go, not tax increases that would slow the economy. >> the reason why this is so interesting is it raises a question has to whether there are members of your party turning against you. senator chambliss is not the only one that said something like this, bill crystal said it would not kill the country to raise taxes. are you concerned that elements of the republican party are moving in a different direction? >> no, the good news, and certainly speaker boehner who was just reelected, and the leader of the republicans mick mcconnell have been very clear that they're going into this to reduce covet spending and reform government. they oppose tax hikes, 90% of americans and remembers in congress have made a written commitment to the american people, not to raise taxes. there will us be some that get aske
growing up amid a flagging economy. this excerpt shows how an illinois school tries to help families make ends meet. >> first change this. if this is a good time for you, would you like to send your students down for the nutrition club? >> i'll have them down there shortly. thank you very much. knew nutrition club students can stand up. line up. you'll be going down there in just a moment. >> push the chairs up? yes. this is a bag of food that you get every friday. you have to make last the whole weekend. they announce in class that you have to go down for a nutrition club, if you're in it. you have to go to the office. you have to sign your name in for it. then you go put it in your locker. then you go back to class. >> people... good morning, brit knee. how are you doing? >> is monica here yet? not yet. she's on our waiting list. she's there. >> make sure you put it in your locker right away. >> you can go from feeling okay, not having to go hungry to this. going mung reand having to pay all your bills and not being able to... on the verge of being homeless again. >> you've got to match
their economy and not be governed by a set of ideological imper it was. >> rose: said another way, morsi government has to prove it can govern? >> it does have to prove it can govern. one of the things that is interesting you do have leaderships now that do have to pay attention to their public, their republicans have expectations and needs and hopes, and one of those is that, in fact the needs of the public will be addressed. >> rose: is it possible coming out of this is something positive in terms of future relationship between palestinians and israelis and between israelis and new arab governments? is that possible here? >> it helps the relationship -- egypt and israel. they have worked together pretty well, it also improved the relationship between netanyahu government and our own government. they have worked together pretty well over the last week as well. >> rose: do you agree with that, dennis, we are looking at where there was a fractured relationship it might be getting better? >> i do, i think one of the most significant things is that you have a very different egyptian govern
and independents and democrats to work together to move our country forward, to grow our economy, to protect medicare and social security. as well as to balance the budget in a way that protects the middle class and the working poor and that's what i'm looking forward to do with my colleagues. >> of course, there's -- there are a lot of trade-offs to be made and compromises to be made. i may be among the first to congratulate you. >> thank you. >> congratulations to both of you. what are you willing to commit to if you get the tax cuts the president and party is demanding? >> sure. well, we have got to reach across the aisle and with the fiscal cliff, both sides have to put everything on the table and do what's best for all mitt romneys and that's not just me talking about it. that's what i heard continually from the people in my district and that's a big reason of why we won the race. my way or the highway doesn't work in politics. we have to be serious about getting our country back on the right track. >> congressman, you're part of a changing demographic. the house democratic caucus is no
. but it's put a real strangle hold on the economy of gaza and something people who live there want to be released. the concern from the israeli side is what's going in and what's going out and are they preventing arms going in and it's -- it's a complicated issue. as i say, they did agree to easing some of it but we don't know what that looks like in the next 24 hours. >> time will tell. stephanie, thank you. stay safe. jim frederick is joining me, international editor of "time" magazi magazine. here we are in to the cease-fire territory. talking 24 hours ago -- >> yeah. >> thinking it was going to happen at that point. but egypt is basically the tent pole in supporting this and sponsoring and overseeing the implementation of this. how much stability is this going to provide to the ongoing talks of trying to have a durable out come? >> i think this is a great first step. the cessation of attacks and if if cease-fire holds, what kind of lasting peace can be built here? because there have been cease-fires in the past and you have this israeli governmental and military phrase of every
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president obama started, the deficit equalled 10% of the whole economy and now it equals just 7%. so go ahead, boggle your uncle's mind with this
% of the whole economy and now it equals just 7%. so go ahead, boggle your uncle's mind with this chart. the bars below zero represent years when the deficit grew. these bars above zero represent years when the deficit shrunk. we're here right now in the deficit shrunk portion of the
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